Scout.com's NFL Draft Database Tops 300
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Vernon Gholston (O. Greule Jr/Getty)
NFL Draft Analyst, Scout.com
Posted Jan 15, 2008


Scout.com's NFL Draft Database now lists over 300 of the nation's top prospects. Take a look at who's currently topping the rankings overall and by position according to Scout.com's NFL Experts. And then be sure to bookmark the page and visit Scout.com's draft database through draft weekend.

The January 15th declaration deadline has come and passed, and in the end, upwards to fifty underclassmen have made the early jump from the collegiate ranks to the NFL. However, the underclassmen who’ve declared for the draft have until Friday, January 18th to decide if they want to go forward with their decision or change their mind and return to their college or university.

With that being said, the excitement of the NFL Draft is in full gear. Week after week fans got a chance to witness some of college football’s brightest stars compete on Saturday for the right to play on Sunday, and now Scout.com gives you the opportunity to see who ranks in our draft database that consists of more than 300 prospects.

To view the draft database, click here.

When you click on the above link, you’ll be taken to the overall rankings section of the database. The list can easily be sorted by position, college, home state or name, and those links can be found under the “2008 Scout.com NFL Draft Rankings” header.

Here are the top 20 players listed in our database:

No

Name

Pos

Hgt

Wt

Exp

School

1

Darren McFadden

RB

6-2

210

Jr.

Arkansas

2

Chris Long

DE

6-3

278

Sr.

Virginia

3

Glenn Dorsey

DT

6-1.5

313

Sr.

LSU

4

Sedrick Ellis

DT

6-1

307

Sr.

USC

5

Jake Long

OT

6-7

335

Sr.

Michigan

6

Calais Campbell

DE

6-7

280

Jr.

Miami

7

Mike Jenkins

CB

5-11

200

Sr.

South Florida

8

Kenny Phillips

FS

6-2

210

Jr.

Miami

9

Dan Connor

OLB

6-3

230

Sr.

Penn State

10

Jonathan Stewart

RB

5-11

230

Jr.

Oregon

11

Keith Rivers

MLB

6-3

237

Sr.

USC

12

James Hardy

WR

6-5.5

220

Jr.

Indiana

13

Matt Ryan

QB

6-5

224

Sr.

Boston College

14

Malcolm Kelly

WR

6-4

215

Jr.

Oklahoma

15

Quentin Groves

DE

6-3

252

Sr.

Auburn

16

Aqib Talib

CB

6-1

195

Jr.

Kansas

17

Chris Williams

OT

6-6

317

Sr.

Vanderbilt

18

Jamaal Charles

RB

6-1

205

Jr.

Texas

19

Vernon Gholston

DE

6-3

260

Jr.

Ohio State

20

Early Doucet

WR

6-0

213

Sr.

LSU

The underclassmen who declared for the draft have made their presence known quickly. If you look at the top-20 above, you will notice that there are ten juniors and ten seniors listed. This draft will be dominated early by the underclassmen.

Aqib Talib (CB, Kansas), Vernon Gholston (DE, Ohio State), Rashard Mendenhall (RB, Illinois) and Ryan Clady (OT, Boise State) are some underclassmen to keep an eye on, as are seniors Joe Flacco (QB, Delaware), Kentwan Balmer (DT, North Carolina), Chris Johnson (RB, East Carolina) and Dustin Keller (TE, Purdue).

The database will change often during the next few months as we get closer to the draft. Keep an eye out for the rising and falling prospects and see how their status progresses or regresses as we build momentum into late April.

Scout.com will have a full contingent at the Senior Bowl and Scouting Combine over the next two months to keep all the fans in tune with what’s happening with all the top prospects and teams around the NFL.

The 2008 NFL Draft has many top prospects available for your team to draft, and with the infusion of underclassmen, it has only made April’s draft stronger.


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999.



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